Make sure staff get vaccines – final calls for first doses – full list of walk-in centres

Make sure staff get vaccines – final calls for first doses – full list of walk-in centres

With the ‘pingdemic’ having an impact on staffing for retailers across Northern Ireland, there’s a final push to get everyone vaccinated with their first dose by the end of Saturday 31st July. Retailers are advised to make sure all staff have got their first dose by then – as Northern Ireland’s seven regional vaccination centres will close for first dose COVID-19 vaccines this weekend.

Issuing a call out to anyone who is unvaccinated, the Health Minister Robin Swann, said: “Our vaccination centres have done a fantastic job in rolling-out the vaccination programme and will continue to administer second doses throughout August. However people will not be able to get a first dose jab at a vaccination centre after Saturday 31 July.

“If you haven’t already received your vaccine then I would urge you to come forward ahead of Saturday. Getting your jab will never be easier or more accessible than it is right now. You do not need an appointment. You can simply turn up and receive the vaccine. This applies to all adults and anyone who will turn 18 before 31 October.”

The Department of Health announced earlier this month that the regional vaccination centres will stand down later in the summer. This will enable redeployed staff to return back to the health service and will mean the SSE Arena and the leisure centres that have facilitated the vaccination programme will be able to resume their normal services.

The Health Minister added: “Our health service is now experiencing the outworking of the latest surge in COVID-19 cases with a marked increase in hospital admissions and an increase in demand for critical care. Placing this level of demand on our health service is not sustainable. It’s vital that people protect themselves by getting vaccinated as soon as possible.”

Community pharmacies

While the vaccination programme in regional centres begins to scale back, community pharmacies will expand its programme with the addition of the Moderna vaccine. The new service will initially see 16 pharmacies offer Moderna with more pharmacies being added to the service on a rolling basis over the coming weeks. Details of the community pharmacies offering the Moderna vaccine are available on the Health and Care NI website.

Mobile vaccination teams will continue to visit towns and venues across Northern Ireland in addition to the increased offering by community pharmacies.

How to get your jab

Latest walk-in mobile vaccination clinics – no appointment necessary – for first dose jabs.

Belfast HSC Trust

  • Bradbury Wellbeing and Treatment Centre
    Wednesday 28 July, 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm
  • Ravenhill Day Centre
    Thursday 29 and Friday 30 July , 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm
  • Indoor tennis centre and Ozone complex, Ormeau embankment
    Saturday 31 July, 10 am to 5 pm
    Sunday 1 August, 10 am to 5 pm
    Wednesday 4 August, 2 pm to 8 pm
  • Olympia Leisure Centre, Boucher Road
    Sunday 1 August, 10 am to 4 pm

Western HSC Trust

  • Shantallow Community Residents AssociationL/Derry
    29 July, 4pm to 8pm
  • The Sports ComplexDromore
    30 July, 4pm to 8pm

South Eastern HSC Trust

  • Portaferry Leisure Centre, 3 Cloughey Road
    28 July, 11am to 7pm
  • Donaghadee Community Centre
    29 July, 11am to 7pm
  • Londonderry Park, Newtownards
    31 July, 11am to 7pm
  • Ards Shopping Centre, Newtownards
    1 August, 11am to 7pm
  • Kircubbin Community Centre
  • 30 July, 12pm – 7pm

Southern HSC Trust

  • Ashgrove Community Centre
    28 July, 12pm to 4.30 pm
  • The Quays, Newry
    29 July, 4 pm to 8 pm

Northern HSC Trust

  • Tilly Molly’s Centre, Armoy
    Thursday 29 July,10 am to 5 pm
  • Coleraine town hall, 35 the Diamond, Coleraine
    Saturday 31 July,10 am to 6 pm
    Sunday 1 August,1 pm to 5 pm
  • Junction One retail park, Antrim
    Friday 6 August,  2 pm to 6.30 pm
    Saturday 7 August, 10 am to 6.30 pm
  • Ballycastle GAA Club
    Saturday 7 August, 10 am to 5pm
  • Meadowlane shopping centre, Magherafelt
    Sunday 8 August 1 pm to 5 pm
    Saturday 14 August, 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sheskburn recreation centre, Ballycastle
    Sunday 8 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Dunclug, Ballymena North, 120 Cushendall Road, Ballymena
    Wednesday 11 August, 3pm to 8pm
  • Hawthorn Adult Centre, Ellis Street, Carrickfergus
    Saturday 14 August,  10am to 5pm
    Sunday 15 August, 1pm to 5pm

Walk-in first dose jabs – no appointment necessary – are now available at all the Trust vaccination centres.

Or you can book an appointment online at a vaccination centre, at a time to suit you.

For online booking page go to:

The vaccination centres are located at:

  • SSE Arena, Belfast
  • Foyle Arena
  • Omagh Leisure Centre
  • Lakeland Forum, Fermanagh
  • South Lake Leisure Centre, Craigavon
  • Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena
  • Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

REMINDER: The regional vaccination centres will close for first doses on Saturday 31 July.

Please note: the vaccination centres and mobile walk-in clinics are only offering Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for first doses.

Participating pharmacies are offering Astra Zeneca first doses for people who are aged 40 or over

Details of participating pharmacies and how to book are online at: link opens in a new window / tab)

Walk-in jabs are available at the vaccinations for second doses as well as first doses – providing the required interval has passed since your first jab. The required interval between first and second doses is six weeks for Pfizer and eight weeks for Astra Zeneca.